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. >> the times they are achanging in the u.s. military. >> today subtracting jobs in the pentagon and adding women into combat. >> the fact is that they have become an integral part of our ability to perform our mission. >> is chuck hagel the right ban to run a -- we'll ask retired general stanley mcchrystal and michael hayden. and then assault weapons. the public may not want them, so why is banning them unlikely? plus does the republican road to recovery begin outside washington that with virginia governor bob mcdonal. i'm candy crowley. and this is state of the union. >> chuck hagel, the president's choice to be secretary of defense, will face many of his former colleagues this week as confirmation hearings. though congressman hagel has already taken income from many in his party, his critics see as sufficiently pro real. too quick to subject cuts at the pentagon. meantime, the current defense secretary leon panetta is making history on the way out the door. joining me now, retired u.s. army general stanley mcchrystal is the former commander in afghanistan. and former cia director and ret
jobs at the pentagon and adding women into combat. >> the fact is, that they have become an integral part of our ability to perform our mission. >> is chuck hagel the right man to run a pentagon in transition? we'll ask retired general stanley mckristol and michael hayden. >>> then, assault weapons. the public may not want them, so why is banning them unlikely? we'll ask senator dianne feinstein. >>> plus, does the republican road to recovery begin outside the washington. with governor mcdonnell, mia love, scott walker, and carlos gutierrez. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." fire up the hot seat. former senator chuck hagel, the president's choice of secretary of defense will face many former colleagues at this week's confirmation hearings. republican hagel has taken a variety of votes that some see as too quick to suggest cuts at the pentagon and too conciliatory to israel. and president o joining me now retired u.s. army general stanley mcchrystal. author of "my share of the task" and retired u.s. air force general michael hayden. i'm the only one without a military t
cold causes misery and takes more li lives. >>> the right to fight. for the first time the pentagon will allow women in combat on the front lines. >> that's huge news. >>> a defiant north korea threatening more nuclear tests and calling the u.s. its sworn enemy. that breaking overnight. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start," i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. thursday, january 24th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's get started here. up first if you are still wrapped up in your blankets you may want to stay right where you are. >> do not move. >> that bitter cold blast is gripping much of the country and it's not expected to go away anytime soon. people were mummified on the street with the temperature plunging to single digits. even for late january this is ridiculous for these parts. the u.s. is feeling like 33 below in some areas. today the south could see subfreezing temperatures and wind chills and ice where people are not used to driving in winter weather. and where places are not used to preparing for those crazy temperatures either. authorities say three peo
head home or get ready to hit the town. >>> thousands of local workers at the pentagon could be in for major pay cuts. >>> and the landmark ruling that presid >>> this is a look at i-270 in montgomery county. the cars are moving well on this nigh. the snow has eased up and it's powdery, still a little bit slick out there. doug will have the forecast in a minute. >>> deadly anti-government protests mark the anniversary of the egyptian revolution that drove hosni mubarak from power two years ago. thousands of people filled major squares and streets across the country to call for a regime change. the clashes happened in sued. egyptian officials say more than 370 people were injured nationwide. >>> tonight, the pentagon has a warning for the 800,000 civilian employees, civilian employees. there will be layoffs and pay cuts by april. unless congress stops the mandatory budget cuts that are set for march 1st. officials say furloughed employees would lose one day of work each week through september. there has been no official notification to those employees about these cuts which wo
of the show, the pentagon today will announce that women will now be allowed to serve in full combat roles. at first they'll be phased into roles working as medics and manning artillery, but eventually they could serve in elite commando units directly in the line of fire. for the past ten years, u.s. military women have served at the front lines in both iraq and afghanistan but never in combat. 152 women have been killed in the course of both conflicts. of course, we've been talking around the table about this. there are some contrarian points of view. >> yeah, there's a piece on the op-ed page of "the wall street journal" this morning. ryan smith is a marine infantrymen that served in iraq. he writes about "the reality that awaits women in combat. societal norms are a reality, and their maintenance is important to most members of a society. despite the professionalism of marines, it would be zrakting and traumatizing to be forced to be naked in front of the opposite sex, particularly when your body has been ravaged by lack of hygiene. in the reverse, it would be painful to witness a membe
will be allowed to serve on the front lines but don't expect to see changes right away. pentagon correspondent chris lawrence tells us why. >> reporter: army infantry, marine recon, even special ops, on thursday, they all opened to women for the first time. the pentagon is eliminating its ban on women in combat, but there's a catch. did you know today's army would be so different than the one you joined? >> no. >> reporter: staff sergeant kelly rodriguez deployed three times to iraq and afghanistan and became one of the first female combat medics to work directly with special operations forces. >> it worked out because in future deployments that unit has taken several females to do that mission. >> reporter: in recent years the navy opened subamarine duty to women and the marines female engagement teams walked foot patrols with combat units. but there's a catch to opening the infantry. all jobs won't open immediately, and the pentagon left itself some wiggle room. sources say the services have to assess each job and unit to see if and when it'd be feasible for women to be integrated without lo
happening on the ground. bill: jennifer griffin is on the front line of the pentagon every day. what will this change, if anything, for women in the military, jennifer? >> reporter: essentially, bill, this will open 230,000 positions that have previously been that woman in the military had not had access to. it will open the positions in the army and marines in particular because those are the front line infantry troops. secretary panetta plans to make the announcement later today. he will officially lift the ban that has been in place since 199 on women serving in the front lines. again this will be thousands of positions that women had previously been denied access to. the service chiefs have until january 2016 to seek exceptions to certain units. some of the special operations units for instance. women who have been affected by the ban say they were denied promotions as a result of the discriminatory policy over the years, bill. bill: jennifer, women have for some time have contributed to mightily to the war on terror. they drive tanks. they knife airplanes in the air force. a lot
. androgel 1.62%. >>> a new poll finds the nation strongly in support of the pentagon's announcement that women will be able to serve combat roles in the military. gallup reports 74% in favor of the decision. and the numbers hold up when you break it down by sex. joining me now is mary jennings-hagar. she served two tours of duty in afghanistan, also injured in combat when the helicopter she was piloting was shot down. m.j., such a pleasure to have you on the back. >> good morning, alex. >> in life, as we all know, there are no guarantees of success. not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> and when you heard that, what did you think? >> that he completely understands where where we're coming from. that's what we're asking for. nobody is asking for fwaurn tgu positions many we're asked for the opportunity to compete, based on skill rather than gender. >> you are one of the women that brought the lawsuit. was it evident when you brought the case that the pentagon would change its stance? >> you know, alex, i have to be honest, i
and equipment will have to be ewessed and that will effect military readiness. the pentagon has began laying off 46 temporary and contracted workers. the full-time employees are also in the works. the pentagon is facing nearly $50 billion in cuts unless congress can agree on alternative. president obama violated the constitution. that's the decision from a federal appeals court. the ruling avoid the president's recess appointments of three national relations board members. recess appointments are when the president fills an administration position while the senate is not in session to avoid confirmation. the court says recess appointments can only be made between formal sessions of congress. the ruling also questions the nomination of richard cordray as head of the consumer financial protection bureau. the white house disagrees with that decision calling it, quote, unprecedented but no word on if it will appeal. she was found guilty of murdering her2-year-old daughter but found guilty of lying to -- i'm sorry, not guilty of murdering her daughter but guilty of lying to police. now casey anthony
commander now that he's been cleared by the pentagon investigation going back to the petraeus case. thanks to all of you, david sanger and kelly o'donnell, of course, and chris cillizza, see you later. thanks very much. >>> clinton today put a lot of blame on congress for withholding aid. >> we have to get our act together between the administration and congress. if this is a priority and if we are serious about trying it help this government stand up security and deal with what is a very dangerous environment, from east to west, then we have to work together. i also hope we're looking forward, because right now, libya is still dangerous, it is still in a very unstable status, and whatever we can do for them, we at least ought to agree we need to do and get out there and start delivering. >> one of the members of the senate foreign relations committee, who is asking questions, is the new hampshire senator jean chacin, former governor, democratic member of the committee, who was in the hearing room. you're joining us right now from the russell building. senator shaheen? and as we wait for s
reaction on this sunday after the pentagon lifted the ban on women in combat. defense secretary leon pa net making that announcement last week opening up thousands of front lines and potentially elite commando job opportunities to women in the military. our steve centanni is live with the news tonight in washington. steve, what is the argument against women serving in combat. >> well, people say it could lead to problems with unit cohesion and combat readiness, but with the stroke of a pen last week, as you mentioned, harris, outgoing panetta made it official, women can serve with men on the front lines. and some argue, there's a basic question of physical strength in combat situations. when women are put in those kind of demanding roles, they begin to break down. there's difference in the the physicality of women and men. they're not in the nfl. olympic athletes compete by gender. >> reporter: others claim women suffer more combat casuals and illnesses as men and pregnancy could be an issue as well, harris. >> harris: who are the supporters of women in combat? >> well, it's people like se
. the pentagon has confirmed plans to lift the longstanding military ban on women in combat. the move will overturn a 1994 rule that formally barred women from taking on front-line roles, although in reality, thousands of women have still fought. in being officially allowed to serve in combat roles, women will be afforded opportunities for medals of recognition as well as for advancement to positions they have been unable to pursue. defense secretary leon panetta reportedly came to the decision based on recommendations from the joint chiefs of staff, who wrote -- "the time has come to eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to service." the republican controlled house has passed a measure to lift the debt ceiling until may, avoiding another new showdown with president obama for a least a few months. the move would temporarily suspend the federal government's $16.4 trillion borrowing limit until may 18 without the dollar for dollar spending cuts that republicans have demanded. in a bid to pressure the senate, the legislation calls for withholding the salaries of lawmakers if on
, the organization that bombed the new york city police department, the capital building and pentagon in the 1970's but that is not stopping a teachers grew from hand-picking bill ayers. he will address teacher educators next month in atlanta. ayers was involved in a townhouse bombing in new york city that left three people dead. >>steve: singer james taylor says he knows what gun owners want. >> i think the majority of us feel strongly, even the majority of gun owners feel strongly that we need to make some sacrifice to our freedoms if that's the way to put it. >>brian: is he wearing scalia's hat? >>steve: taylor made the comment after performing at the inauguration. advocates very concerned about the president's proposal on gun control if you take aspirin, it can triple your chances of going blind. those who take it on a regular basis can cause age related macular degeneration. >>gretchen: they tell you to take it for your heart and blood thinning. >>steve: the low dose. >>gretchen: watch this. a huge lighting fixture falls from above landing on the child during a meet in wisconsin. he had just g
announcing yesterday that the pentagon is lifting the ban on women in combat making it real. 2028 william have served in combat in iraq and afghanistan. over 130 gave their lives. they are capable of doing the job. they should be recognized as such. now, they will be. great move forward. good for leon panetta. good for president obama we will talk about that and more here on today's "full-court press." here she is, a woman who does verbal combat every day and is damn good at it out in los angeles with today's current current news update jacki schechner. >> good morning. senator john kerry has everyone talking about climate change. he and yesterday for his confirmation hearing and laid emphasis on two less obvious facets of foreign policy, the earnvinement and his economy and talked about the u.s. putting its own fiscal house in order to be a leader on the world stage. kerry, a long-time clean energy advocate says it is a $6 trillion market worth millions of american jobs and we need to get in the game. >> the solution of climate change is energy policy. and
to pull this off. >> the pentagon has started to take steps to prepare itself for the sequestration and planning that has not taken place until now. >> they are laying off temporary employees. it is starting to happen. >> senator inhofe has been critical about not planning earlier. the >> there is a little brinkmanship going. i do believe there was a time and when each everybody said we are all against it so how can have them? there never was a path that the two sides could find that would lead them to averting it. >> the center was critical of the president in the stance of his overall military and mention three ways the president has worked for cuts, and delays, and additions to the military budget. when you talk to officers of line, and you find them as critical of the administration that what is: on average is very dramatic. this represents a huge threat to the united states. there are others that would argue it is more a regional. the ability to react is clearly limited. when you look at individual things, there are concerns. afghanistan is another issue. >> these are big and c
recruiter. i have gone to the pentagon in support of the secretary of -- i'm sorry, sergeant major of the army in the 1980's so i'm going to say this and quantify by saying, on a security level, i think secretary clinton handled this very well. in the history of the united states, so much information is being demanded, that breaches security for the department of defense and all the other agencies within the military that i don't think these senators are aware of what they are asking her to divulge. when you say, why wasn't the video available? some information i classified -- is classified to a certain degree that they can't release it immediately. when we have people on foreign soil, our soldiers and marines, their jobs are limited by the act here in the united states and they know they can't go out there and say, hey, you guys are waving these flags, get away or to shoot them. they can't do that. so, to me, naive attitude that the senators who asked those hard questions were asking -- ludicrous. no way they should have been allowed to give responses immediately or to have firsth
's terrible. in "the washington post," the number of people working on s cybersecurity for the pentagon is going to increase fivefold. the department of defense's cyber command which mainly focuses on kpourt systems is going to increase to nearly 5,000 troops and civilians. the retooled program will include combat mission forces who may help military commanders by disabling an encommand and control system before a military attack. tell us about it, richard. >> both cyber defense and cyber offense. you speak to anyone in the military in the intelligence community, this is the first thing they talk about. it's an area of great advantage for us. look at the way we use computer viruses. we can organize information in ways that others can't. on the other hand, everything we do as a society, everything we do as a military is now based upon cyber. so we're both the best but also the most vulnerable ultimately. so the idea that we're throwing enormous resources at this, this is no coincidence. it's not a one-time thing. this is now the future. >>> from our parade of papers, "the kansas city sta
command center at the pentagon and the c.i.a.'s center, having worked at the op center, i know that any information that indicates a threat to the safety of americans overseas is passed to overal agencies mentioned above. if it's of interest, it is the watch officer's job to make sure these other agencies are informed. he goes on. there are many questions that need to be answered and i'd like to present these questions. first and foremost what was going on while our consulate was under attack for seven hours? >> well, we can certainly give you greater detail but the op center is as you have described, the place where communications goes in and out. they were placing calls and receiving calls and deeply engaged in trying to help us. they don't reach out on their own but to help us acquire information so that we could monday? real time. >> and seven hours, goodness, gracious. there should have been a response. why did the delay in labeling the attack as terrorism when it was immediately known that it was. >> well, again, i would say, congressman that we described the attack. i described t
. pentagon reporters say the policy shift is just semantics -- a reflection rather of what is already happening on the ground. women have been serving alongside their male counterparts in danger zones for years. the exclusion policy prohibits women from serving directly in combat, but there have been 152 female troops killed in what are defined as quote, support roles in iraq and afghanistan. now there are 250,000 jobs open to women that weren't open before. there may still be some positions that the military considers inappropriate for women, and the officials have until january 2016 to carve out her to exceptions. 14% of our american tear personnel are women. and north korea plans to bring out more missiles samed at the us. they are reacting to a sanction against them. north korea often issued these kind of threats, but doesn't have the technology to carry them out at this point. we're back after the break. the headlines. (vo) in the minefield of the nation's gun control debate, this could be the most polarizing issue. >> anybody can claim stand your ground and t
year. >>> the pentagon has started laying off thousands of contract and temporary workers. a spokesman says the agency is letting 46,000 people go. it's an effort to reduce spending ahead of a possible mandatory budget cut in march. if congress fails to reach a deal on deficit reduction, the military will be forced to reduce its budget by billions of dollars. >>> state lawmakers are getting ready to tackle the issue of healthcare expansion. on monday, lawmakers will introduce a series of proposals to help president obama's affordable healthcare act. one of the most significant proposals will be to streamline the medical enrollment process to help sign up hundreds of thousands of californians currently eligible, but not enrolled. lawmakers will also consider new rules for a new state-run insurance company this fall that would make them cover patients with preexisting disorders. >>> two cases of staph infection have been confirmed at a high school in lafayette. school officials sent a letter home to parents yesterday, asking students to take precautions to stop the spread of the infectio
. martha: the pentagon is inching closer and closer to the date when they will see devastating budget cuts in our military. why one lawmaker says he thinks this is going to happen. bill: and this little guy becomes iran's latest hero. shot into space they say, we'll take about his journey into the great unknown or at least what iran says. martha: i wonder what he'll report back? ♪ some people call me the space cowboy, some wall me the gangster of love. ♪ some people call me maurice, because i speak of the poppatis of love. ♪ ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. progress-oh! -oh! -oh! oh! oh! ♪ wh do you know? oh! ♪ bacon? -oh! -oh! oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your story for a chance to win a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. go to facebook.com/progresso to enter. bill: there are two people recovering from hypothermia after their small plane crashed and s*eupbd in th sank
. i mean, this has got everything. >> it's the latest generation. >> brian: here is what the pentagon says. delaying or canceling delivering of the aircraft would undermine our efforts to address our regional security interests through a more capable egyptian military. does that make you feel better? >> no. it's insane. yes, the jets would help our middle east security if we gave them to friends. the friends are called israel. this is going to help give egypt an edge over israel. they'll have more f-16s than israel, as i understand it. this is insane. i would say we're about a bunch of lunatics but we voted in december not to use word lunatic anymore. i was the one dissenting vote. >> brian: what do you say lefty-israeli peace agreement intact and this is a reward for that? >> in egypt, brian g back to september 9 and 10. this administration took a video nobody had heard of and blaired it for two days stirring up riots and stirring up insurrection against american embassy and then didn't forget it. these are not people to send jets and tanks to unless they are sending them to them to
by the private sector. homeland has jurisdiction uniquely where the pentagon does not. or the nro doesn't over this civilian space. homeland have to be a major player. yet many in the private sector have been saying that homeland does not have the competence to do this job well. do you agree with that? >> no. [laughter] >> that is what is called a delay -- leading cancer. -- that is what we call a leading answer. perception need to catch up with reality. the department has moved light years ahead. president obama has continued to ask congress for the resources we need to do that. women talk about the interaction with the private-sector, which we do in a number of areas already -- when we talk about the interaction with the private sector, which we do in a number of areas already, the part that controls the core infrastructure with our statutory irresponsibility to help protect the nation's infrastructure. when we talk about linking those things together from a security perspective, we are not talking about a regulatory overlaid. we're talking about how do you take part of our country that is -
of war is -- jay johnson, the general kuns counsel of the pentagon, gave a speech about thinking about ending that war. we think about iraq and afghanistan. the hot wars. boots on the grounds wars. the broader framework of war under which we labor through the amf i agree with you the odds are slim that we're going to see a repeal of that, an end to that, but i think it's a place for the conversation to go in the second term as the president headed towards withdrawal with afghanistan and the physical presence we have of u.s. soldiers. >> as we start to understand what an obama foreign policy is. i mean, you look back at the first inaugural just compared with the second inaugural address. the first inaugural address was about ending the era of bush and cheney. that's really what it was about. it was about we're going to do this in i different way. if you unclench your fist. it's a different time now. he has to figure out what he is going to do affirmatively, not in reaction to the way somebody else did it that he disapproved of. >> look at the change in personnel. to go from gates to hil
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